Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We continued with sight words today, and we're going to start reading out of a book every session to work on his comprehension and so that he can connect the words to concepts. We played a game that he enjoyed with the sight words, and then we ended up reading from "The Cat in the Hat." He did a really good job."
"Met with student's teacher and mother to discuss his needs for first grade. He and I then worked on 75 sight words that he needs to master for school. We played two sight word games online to review those words. Then we reviewed his reading comprehension test and focused on key words that will help him when he is taking the test independently. As discussed with his teacher, I made him a file folder with those basic sight words to use at his desk to help improve his writing and word recognition."
"In today's session we focused on completing the student's homework and getting a head start on studying the sight words for the quiz on Friday. First, we completed both sides of his reading sheet. Then, we reviewed this week's sight words and wrote 3 of the sight words in sentences. For the remainder of the session, we practiced spelling the sight words. He was able to spell most of the words correctly. We reviewed the words from last week as well."
"After reading a chapter from the student's book 'Frindle,' we began to analyze a short nonfiction cause and effect text. I also spoke with grandma about his last report card. In the next session, I would like to know how I can begin communicating with the student's teacher, in order to help raise the grades he is having the most trouble in."
"After we edited your paper on "Animal Farm," I took a few notes, as follows. The flow of your paper is great. There's a clear opening argument, followed by detailed and organized paragraphs that each support the thesis statement regarding attainment and abuse of power. Based on the rubric, I would have given this an A. I hope your instructor agrees!"
"Another great session! The student quickly engaged in completing his math homework. He did need some support in re-examining a few answers. He only needed verbal prompts to look at certain answers again. He did, and was able to identify what he did incorrectly, and make the correct changes to his work. He completed the math work for the entire week, as on Thursday, the focus will be entirely on reading comprehension and writing to prepare for a test. He read the pages assigned in his phonics reading book. After reading the pages, I spent time asking him question about what he read, and he was able to answer the questions correctly."